Better Business Bureau Report for
CASA of DuPage County, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015


Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...


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Charity Contact Information

Name: CASA of DuPage County, Inc.
Address: 505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor, Suite C
  Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-221-0889
Web Address: http://www.dupagecasa.org
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1993, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: CASA of DuPage County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteer citizen advocates to effectively speak to the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in DuPage County's juvenile court system because every child has the right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

CASA of DuPage County, Inc. does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

CASA of DuPage County, Inc. does not meet this Standard because the organization's website, http://www.dupagecasa.org, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.
CASA of DuPage County, Inc. meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers sworn in by a judge as "Friends of the Court." These volunteers are trained and supported by paid CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children aged birth to eighteen who have been adjudicated as abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, CASA of DuPage County, Inc.'s program expenses were:

  
Salary and payroll expense 260,823
In-kind expenses 35,550
Insurance Expense 14,392
Office Supplies 13,894
Postage Expense 3,551
Miscellaneous Expense 3,549
Professional Fees 3,115
Telephone 2,421
Training Expense 2,121
Advertising 1,459
Travel 120
Rent 1
Total Program Expenses: $340,996
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Governance

              

Chief Executive :
Compensation*: 

Chair of the Board: Matt Breslin
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Regional Vice President

Board Size: 14

Paid Staff Size: 7

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 28% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $318,392, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on CASA of DuPage County, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Special Events 163,584
Grant Income 151,662
Contributions 131,180
In-kind Revenue 35,550
Miscellaneous 5,604
Investment Income 833
Total Income $488,413


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 19%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $488,413
Program expenses $340,996
Fund raising expenses 88,662
Administrative expenses 30,939
Total expenses $460,597
Income in Excess of Expenses 27,816
Beginning net assets 158,344
Ending net assets 186,160
Total liabilities 16,727
Total assets $202,887


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